Monday, 17 March 2008

Unfinished vintage apron.



An old friend of mine works in an opshop in Hobart (Tas) and now and then she finds some old embroidered items that she sends on to me if they haven't sold in the shop after some time. Her latest find is this apron with a pair of kookaburras which need finishing off, as well as some smaller designs at the top. Then of course it needs to be cut out and made up. I have dozens of these Semco calico apron sheets with patterns stamped on them; there was an enormous variety of designs available back in the first half of the 20th century.

14 comments:

Rick Rack Attack said...

Oh my! I'm in trouble now! Another blog to feed my obsession! Oh dear! I love it! Your blog is awesome. Thanks for visiting me. I'll be back regularly.

Confessions of an Apron Queen: http://anapronaday.blogspot.com

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EllynAnne said...

Hey! I am simply amazed at the unique aprons in your collection. I have but one that is in the genre where the pattern was printed onto a piece of muslin, and the way I carry on, you'd think it was the only one in existence! Thank you for sharing such unique stitchery, too.

Your book plate is in the mail!

EllynAnne
Tie One On...an apron, of course!
www.apronmemories.cm

The Apron Queen said...

I've been lurking around your blog recently. I absolutely love all the vintage goodness here! So, I thought it was time to leave a comment, introduce myself & say Hello.

I also collect vintage items & I love sharing them with everyone! I have started hosting a weekly blog carnival called Vintage Thingies Thursdays. I think you'll really enjoy it. Come on over. I'll fix you a glass of iced tea & you can put your feet up!

Confessions of an Apron Queen: http://anapronaday.blogspot.com

Catherine said...

This unfinished apron is lovely!

Thank you for your very nice comment on my blog. I will add a link to your blog today. I read your profile and I was a little amused because we are the same age and I was in the elder care field as well. What a coincidence!

Your blog is a good read. I will be back.
Catherine

Catherine`s Vintage Style
http://cateslinens.blogspot.com

Chelle said...

Wow, another great apron!

Charli and me said...

I love your aprons! They are just beautiful!

Quality Dog Food said...

Liked a lot the aprons !http://tinyurl.com/5mpmz4

Mike

Jeanette said...

HI Gina, just popped back in .oh I love the embroided Kooka's its a shame it was never complete.. Take care, Jen

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hi Gina, thank you for leaving such sweet words on my blog. I am so glad you came to visit. I love all of the embroidery on this blog! I am putting you on my favorites side bar also! blessings, Kathleen

Drewzel said...

I *so* love Australiana embroidery! What a find! I'd love to stitch something like this up!

Amy said...

Just found your blog while googling the A is for Apron book .... love it!

Maggie Ann said...

Gina, you have the most wonderful collections!

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